Should You Bet On the Jockey or the Horse?: Evaluating New Businesses From a Private Equity Perspective (SHANGHAI)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (HKT)
Global Leadership Series
Professor Steven Kaplan
Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Chicago Booth
What are the key factors for entrepreneurs and investors to consider when deciding whether to pursue a new business? Which matters more -- opportunity or management? In other words, should you bet on the jockey or the horse? Come and listen to a talk with University of Chicago Booth School of Business faculty member, Professor Steven Kaplan, who will present his framework for evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities and new businesses.
Professor Kaplan's talk is based on material from his extensive field research, including experience with start-ups from Chicago Booth's New Venture Challenge, a business plan competition that has successfully launched over 50 companies during its fourteen year history.
Please join us on June 22 in Shanghai for an opportunity to hear from esteemed Chicago Booth faculty and broaden your network. This event is open to all. We are pleased to offer admission free of charge. Advance registration is required for guaranteed admission.
7:00-7:30 pm Registration and light reception
7:30-8:30 pm Presentation
8:30-9:30 pm Networking reception
Event will conclude at 9:30 pm.
About Professor Kaplan
Steven Neil Kaplan conducts research on issues in private equity and entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. He has published papers in a number of academic and business journals. He has testified to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee about his research.Kaplan is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an associate editor of the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics.
Kaplan teaches advanced MBA and executive courses in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, corporate financial management, corporate governance, and wealth management. He has been one of the top-rated teachers at Chicago Booth in Business Week's bi-annual surveys since 1992. BusinessWeek named him one of the top 12 business school teachers in the country.
Kaplan serves on the board of directors of Accretive Health, Columbia Acorn Funds, and Morningstar. He also serves as a director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, and as the academic dean of the Kauffman Fellows Program, an educational and mentoring program for new venture capitalists. He has been a member of the faculty since 1988.
He received his AB, summa cum laude, in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College and earned a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.